US hon­ours last WWI vet

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

VIET­NAM vet­eran Charles D White stood and saluted the flag-draped cas­ket hold­ing the body of Frank Buck­les, the last Amer­i­can vet­eran of World War I. White, who walks with a cane, then turned around stiffly and marched away. Buck­les will be buried to­day with full mil­i­tary hon­ours at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery. Buck­les en­listed in the army at 16 af­ter ly­ing about his age. He died last month at his home in Charles Town, West Vir­ginia, aged 110.

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